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The Scottish government is seeking to address some of the overly restrictive aspects of the short-term let licensing rules, but the measures may not be enough to tackle “unnecessary” regulation and financial burdens faced by the Scottish tourism industry, writes Kirsty Gallacher. In

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Earlier this week, Buckinghamshire-based businessman Aasim Johar was jailed for seven years for his role in a £3.3m cleaning products fraud at the University of Edinburgh which ran from 2005 until 2015. Johar had been acting together with Geoff Turnbull who, at the time of the offence, was the

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For Pride Month 2024 members of Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Pride Network write on this year’s topic of LGBTQ+ inclusion in television. This month, we are given an opportunity to educate ourselves and others; an opportunity to support and uplift a community; an opportunity to observe and p

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Alison Woods examines the employment law reform proposals of the main UK parties and discusses what both employees and employers should expect. As the July general election approaches, we are seeing key differences between the main Westminster parties on the issue of employment law reform, which wil

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Solicitors should support alternative business structures at the AGM of the Law Society of Scotland on Thursday, writes Brian Inkster. Section 47 to 49 of the Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010 allowed for the creation of licensed legal service providers (commonly referred to as alternative business

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Two recent decisions of the Sheriff Appeal Court provide further guidance on the approach to awarding legal expenses depending on the outcome in potentially fraudulent claims, writes Julie Fisher. In James Nelson v John Lewis Plc, the pursuer was on a nightshift, stacking shelves at Waitrose in Edin

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We’re Scotland, so when it comes to major football tournaments we haven’t exactly been clocking up the air miles over the years, writes Robert Holland. However, under the stewardship of Scotland boss Steve Clarke, things have changed for the better. We reached Euro 2020 (actually he

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Change is coming to rent reviews for traditional agricultural tenancies. The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill which is at present going through the Scottish Parliament contains proposals to change the law in relation to how rent reviews are to be dealt with, writes Hamish Lean. Currently, rents are revie

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Narcissists of minor repute, for whom notoriety is more achievable than fame, have bitten the hand that feeds them in their latest attack – on the UK's book festivals. David J Black adduces evidence of their hypocrisy, among other things. They never seem to bother with the detail or consider t

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Spoiler alert, per Viscount Dunedin, in the House of Lords in 1931: trespass to moveables “in a Scottish Lawyer’s mouth is a perfectly unmeaning phrase”, writes Ewan Kennedy. I’m hoping that a case that started in Oban Sheriff Court nearly three years ago will spark the

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Formal building contracts are a fundamental part of any construction project, specifying the contractual obligations on all parties, avoiding any ambiguities and the need for third-party interventions that can add to project costs and timescales, writes Ian McCann. The Joint Contracts Tribunal

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